Persons interested to personally provide guiding services to a tourist for remuneration in Singapore must possess a General Tourist Guide licence.


Licence Quick Facts​​​
Criteria: Pass 2 Tourist Guide Licensing Examinations
Licence Fee to be paid to STB: S$72
Validity Period: Three (3) years from date of issue


Conditions of License for Tourist Guides


​For more information, please contact the relevant department in STB at ​

Licensing Services ​​Service Standards
Email Enquiry: Reply within 3-5 working days
Call request/Missed calls: Call within 3-5 working days
Processing of Replacement of TG licence: 8-10 working days
​Processing of New Licence Application: ​4 weeks from the last day of the TG practical examination
​Processing of Appeal for Licence Renewal: ​3 weeks upon receipt of email appeal and supporting documents​

How to be a licensed Tourist Guide

​Any person wanting to be a licensed Tourist Guide has to undergo the Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Tourist Guide (TG) Course provided by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)​ approved training providers and pass all the relevant assessments before they could be issued with a Tourist Guide licence. Appended below are the minimum requirements to register for the WSQ TG Course.

Candidates must fulfil the following criteria:

  • be over 21 years of age
  • be medically fit
  • be highly proficient in the language you wish to guide in
  • possess a secondary education (GCE ‘O’ levels or equivalent) with the following language proficiency :
  • if you are guiding in English :

i) GCE 'O' Level Certificate with a Min. Grade B4 in English; or

ii) WSQ WPL Level 6 in English language

  •  if you are guiding in Mandarin:

i) GCE 'O' Level Higher Chinese / Chinese as first language (Min. Grade C6); or

ii) GCE 'O' Level Chinese as second language (Min. Grade B4); or

iii) WSQ Business Test Level 4 in Chinese language;


iv) Primary 6 pass or WSQ WPL Level 3 in English language

  • if you are guiding in other languages:

i) Have a high standard of proficiency in the guiding language;


ii) Primary 6 pass or WSQ WPL Level 3 in English language

There are currently 3 WDA Approved Training Providers (ATOs) to conduct this programme.  Please contact the ATOs for the course fees and course schedules.

  • ​​Tourism Management Institute of Singapore (TMIS)
T: 62388688

  • ​Singapore Chinese Chamber Institute of Business
T: 63341080/63250071

  •  ​William Angliss Institute Pte Ltd 

T: 6637 9855


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